Student Green Fund

The UT Student Green Fund is funded by voluntary student donations, and serves to finance student proposed and executed projects that promote sustainability, renewable energy, efficiency, waste reduction, and educational initiatives such as conferences, workshops, public classes, and internships.

 

May 2024
HEALTH SCIENCE CAMPUS TECH PARK SOLAR MONTHLY UPDATE
 
The Student Funded HSC Tech Park Solar has produced  1,495,772 kWh for $93,584 of revenue since November 2020.  65% of the revenue ($60,829) funds any HSC Tech Park Solar maintenance or new energy reduction projects.  This field also has saved approximately $45,874 in kW demand savings over the same time for a total revenue/savings of $139,457.    
 
 
HISTORY OF THE TECH PARK SOLAR
 
A 2018 senior design team made up of UToledo students studying mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering worked with UToledo Facilities and Construction to identify the site and prepared construction engineering drawings with assistance from JDRM Engineering. The UToledo Student Green Fund approved spending $350,000 to cover the costs to install the array. The construction contract was awarded to Solscient Energy LLC after a public bidding of the project.  We are thankful for the significant First Solar Series 5 panel donation that initiated this progressive project.
 
THANK YOU STUDENTS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT 25+ YEARS OF STUDENTS - TRULY A SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE

  • With the support of the student body, the $5 voluntary fee that contributes to the Student Green Fund has changed from opt-in to opt-out status!
  • Funding proposal applications can be found here, as well as on the Grants page. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis!
  • Want to be on the Student Green Fund Committee? Applications are are available here!

 

Last Updated: 6/3/24